Date published October 4, 2014 by Bas Swaen. Date updated: February 1, 2019
The title page is the front page of your dissertation and here you state the title, your name and the names of your supervisors. You can put an illustration or picture on the title page since your dissertation or thesis must, of course, also look good.
It is very easy to create a title page in Word. You can do this using one of the examples that Word has already made for you. This is handy, because you don’t have to spend a lot of time on the layout of the title page. You can insert a title page by going to the ‘INSERT’ tab on the toolbar and clicking on ‘Cover Page’.
Title page templates in Word
Example title page 1
Example title page 2
Some citation styles, such as MLA, have specific requirements formatting requirements regarding a title page. See for example the APA title page format. Be sure to check with your university whether there are any requirements you must follow.
Illustration or photo on your dissertation title page
A good illustration really makes your dissertation come to life. You can use stock photos for this. These are high-resolution photos that look very professional. You can download high-quality stock photos for free on the following websites:
If you have a lot of information you want to put on your title page, and you do not want to ruin the design of your title page, you can decide to add an information page. Sometimes an information page is required by your educational program.